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What can cause non-itchy rashes to develop all over the body?

What can cause non-itchy rashes to develop all over the body?

Narrow it down: I want to help but this description could include several chapters in a dermatology text book. A photo or visit to the doctor can help narrow it down. Answers to questions like timing, duration , shape of the lesions, flat or raised , scaly or greasy, tenderness, medications are some of the clues that can provide clues. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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What could cause my itchy rash?

What could cause my itchy rash?

Many causes: You don't describe y our rash, so the answer has to be "generic". Rashes can be due to unknown causes; insect bites; allergy to foods, plants, pollen; irritation by chemicals and clothes; medications; sun light; cold; cold water; heat; vibrations; some skin diseases. Rashes that last longer than six weeks are considered chronic and in many cases we don't find a cause. ...Read more

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What can cause an itchy rash that won't go away?

What can cause an itchy rash that won't go away?

Several things: Intrinsic conditions, such as atopic dermatitis, dry skin, viral rashes; extrinsic conditions such as allergic dermatitis (cosmetics, fragrances), foods, bites, stress, urticaria (hives), just to name a few off the top of my head...many things. Common conditions often are self-limited, but a few need to be checked out and treated (such as drug allergy). ...Read more

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Can too much biotin cause an itchy rash?

Can too much biotin cause an itchy rash?

No: But also note that biotin at any dose is useless. A waste of money. But nobody is allergic to it. It is not toxic. Just useless. ...Read more

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What can cause an itchy rash on pubic area?

What can cause an itchy rash on pubic area?

Various causes: Itching in the pubic area may be due to heat and sweating; fungal infection if there are skin folds; contact allergy to certain chemicals in underwear, particularly made of synthetic materials; lice transmitted by sexual contact or sleeping on an infested mattress. As the causes are so different, you better see your physician. ...Read more

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What causes fine itchy rash all over the body?

What causes fine itchy rash all over the body?

Allergy consult: This has many potential causes. For example , a viral infection or a drug (levofloxacin?) taken recently may have caused it. In the meanwhile, try taking antihistamine 3 to 4 times a day to see if this may help. The dose needed for itchy skin is much higher than what is needed to control hay fever but even then it may not work. If it lasts more than a few weeks, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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What could be cause of itchy rash back of head?

What could be cause of itchy rash back of head?

Itchy rash: On back of head could be as simple as dandruff or dry skin. Apply some moisturizer or ointment and use some dandruff shampoo.If no better, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome infectious? And can it cause an itchy rash on scalp?

Is parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome infectious? And can it cause an itchy  rash on scalp?

Parinaud's: Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome, a combination of granulomatous conjunctivitis in one eye, and swollen lymph nodes in front of the ear on the same side. Most cases are caused by cat-scratch disease, altho the bacteria causing tularemia, and herpes simplex and some fungi have been involved. It should not be confused with the midbrain neurological syndrome also named after parinaud. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more